The sale was very strongly supported by a contingent of Queensland buyers who sought sound, quality sires and were rewarded with very reasonable purchasing prices. There were 26 bulls offered with 15 selling to average $4433. Six stud heifers were put on the market with 4 selling for $800 each.
The top of the Baroma Downs draft was Lot 3 Baroma Downs 276 Navaho (P), $6500, 24 months, 714 kg, P8 fat 18, Rib fat 9, EMA 119 IMF 4.1, selling to the Wilson Family, Taroela, Mitchell, QLD. Local NSW buyers the Basham family selected two young, polled bulls displaying excellent carcasses at $3000 each. Ray Kidd, Cashmere, St George, QLD saw the value in Lot 13 Baroma Downs 268 Nevada at $3500.Baroma downs averaged $4125 for their draft of bulls and were pleased with the sale of 4/6 of their ready to join stud heifers who were by Ascot 1335 Outback and Baroma Downs James 114.
Donrinda and Double C studs offered 8 well grown bulls, selling 3 of their draft to a top of $3500 and averaging $3166. Top bull Lot 6 Donrinda HO12 (P), 32 months, 734kg, P8 fat 15, Rib fat 8, EMA 117, IMF 4.4, was sold to the Goldsworthy family, SA. The Bourke family, Burradoo, Meandarra, QLD and the Tigrigie Cattle Co, Taroom, QLD each purchased a sire.
The Southern Cross Stud sold the sale topper Southern Cross Clinton(sc) $11 000, 35 months, 1045kg, P8 fat 17, rib fat 12, EMA 139, IMF 5.2, to Jack Meek, Cargara Cattle Co, Charleville, QLD. Mr Meek purchased four Southern Cross bulls on the day, commenting he liked the length, muscle, bone and temperament of the bulls. Tigrigie Cattle Co, Taroom, QLD bought two bulls for an average of $4000 and Ray Kidd, Cashmere, St George , QLD paid $4500 for his purchase. Overall Southern Cross stud had a 100% clearance of their 7 bulls offered, to average $5071 for the draft.
The vendors appreciate the support from all buyers and under bidders and for the many people who contributed to the day. The complimentary catering this year was provided by the Croppa Creek P & C, with two little Barnett granddaughters doing a great job feeding the after sale gathering. Selling agents were Elders, Goondiwindi. The sale will be held 31st August 2015 and the vendors look forward to a better season which will be more conducive to cattle breeding!